Beau Biden, Sen. Ron Johnson provide Biden/Ryan debate preview

DANVILLE, Kentucky -- Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice-presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan meet on the debate stage in Danville, Kentucky Thursday, October 11th. Monday, Joe Biden's son Beau Biden was in Milwaukee, campaigning for the Obama/Biden ticket. FOX6 News also spoke with Republican Senator Ron Johnson -- each providing a preview of this week's debate.

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Sunday in Racine and Kenosha counties, it was all about family and fall fun in Wisconsin for Paul Ryan -- as he made several unannounced public stops, including Apple Holler in Sturtevant, where he and his kids searched for pumpkins. They also crafted their own caramel apples and fed the goats. Ryan's next stop was Tenuta's Deli in Kenosha County. Ryan was greeted by the deli's owner, and picked up some Italian seasoning for venison -- in case he bags a deer while hunting this season. Ryan then made his way to a Columbus Day dinner at the Italian American Society of Kenosha.

After some fun on Sunday -- the rest of Ryan's week will be spent focusing on preparing for Thursday's vice-presidential debate. Thursday marks the only VP debate this campaign season and comes about a week after President Barack Obama took on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the first of three presidential debates.

Some have criticized President Obama's performance during the first debate. A CNN/ORC International poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought Romney won, compared with 25% for Obama.

It's an analysis the President has agreed with. Appearing Sunday night, October 7th at a star-studded concert in Los Angeles, the President reflected on his recent on-stage performance.

"Everybody here is incredible professionals. They're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same," President Obama said.

Despite what some call a lackluster debate performance by the President, Biden's son Beau says there is no added pressure for his father ahead of Thursday's debate.

"My dad is preparing the same way he did before the debate the day after the debate.  I think the President did fine in the debate. The President has two more debates. You're going to see a stark contrast over the next three debates -- my dad's and the President's additional two debates," Beau Biden said.

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is a friend of Paul Ryan's. He says Ryan will focus on fiscal and economic issues -- explaining the danger he sees in ballooning debt.

"There's no better spokesperson to lay out, 'here's the danger -- this is what a debt crisis is going to look like.'  Interest rates start spiking which increases our interest expense. That's not a very pretty picture. That's what we're trying to avert, and of course Paul has the one budget on the table that members of Congress have actually passed -- that people have actually voted for, which was a real proposal," Senator Johnson said.